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I don't get it. You can climb over a wall. But I don't know what it means to climb between walls.
 

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There may be a term in parkour for it.
 

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I don't get it. You can climb over a wall. But I don't know what it means to climb between walls.
Did you click on the link I put in the first word of the OP?
Edit: I made the link easier to see.
 

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Here, I found a video of the guy climbing up the walls, you can listen to the way he describes it in his tutorial:
 
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I'm sure the people who do such activities have a perfectly good word for it but I don't think non-participants want/need one.
 

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Wow! First, that's not normal at all.

They say "Safety first." Are you kidding me? If they were concerned about safety they wouldn't do it.

It's not normal climbing, and I don't have a good word for it.

Some people have way too much time on their hands.
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I'm sure the people who do such activities have a perfectly good word for it but I don't think non-participants want/need one.
Then there is no point in using a term most of the readers won't understand. I should describe it in a circumlocutory fashion. Is what I wrote in the OP natural English?
 

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It's understandable that it's hard to describe, and I couldn't visualize it until I saw the video.

Is there some reason you need to describe it? Maybe you just want to see if you can?

I don't know how I would describe that. Maybe I would start off by saying "It's like nothing you've ever seen before." (That would be true for most people.) Then I might say, "It's climbing, but not in the usual sense of the word." And then I might say, "Oh, never mind! Just watch the video."
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It's understandable that it's hard to describe, and I couldn't visualize it until I saw the video.

Is there some reason you need to describe it? Maybe you just want to see if you can?

I don't know how I would describe that. Maybe I would start off by saying "It's like nothing you've ever seen before." (That would be true for most people.) Then I might say, "It's climbing, but not in the usual sense of the word." And then I might say, "Oh, never mind! Just watch the video."
;-)
Forget about the video. Click on the link in the OP. It's just an image.
 

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The video is rather more helpful than the static image for people who have not encountered this activity.
 
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